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We congratulate you both and warmly welcome you to be married here at St. Timothy! Please call the Parish Office at 703-378-7646 no less than 6 months in advance of your wedding.
Natural Family Planning
One of the languages the human body “speaks” is the language of love, spoken in a unique way by the sexual powers. We can understand this language by observing, recording and interpreting the bodily signs of human fertility. Natural Family Planning means using this fertility awareness to make decisions about parenthood.
The Sympto-Thermal Method, taught by the Couple to Couple League, is a modern, highly effective method which promotes life and contributes to healthy marriages. NFP Information and Class Schedules
More Information on NFP Methods: Diocesan Office for Family Life
The Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend offers married couples an opportunity to learn a technique of loving communication that they can use for the rest of their lives. It is a chance to look deeply into their relationship with each other and with God. It is a time to share their feelings, hopes and dreams with each other.
Parish Contact: Mark & Cathy Stangler, 703 378-4150
Teams of Our Lady
A team is a group of five to seven couples that join together to find support in their efforts to lead Gospel lives. The couples meet monthly in each other’s homes for a simple meal and, in a spirit of friendship, share their experiences of the previous month. After dinner, the mood becomes spiritual as the team reflects on scripture and prays. Finally, they discuss study material on married life and faith. The team meeting is truly a unique gathering – lively and enjoyable, yet structured and meaningful.
Parish Contact: Len and Barbara Rice, 703-222-5121
The Retrouvaille Program consists of a weekend experience combined with a series of 6-12 post-weekend sessions over 3 months. It provides the tools to help put your marriage in order again. The main emphasis of the program is on communication in marriage between husband and wife. It will give you the opportunity to rediscover each other and examine your lives together in a new and positive way.”